Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

We are looking for a research assistant to our experimental Division of Renal Medicine (NEO; Flemingsberg) at the department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology. Our research profile is translational where we are utilizing both preclinical and clinical investigations to increase our understanding of why and how kidney failure develops and proceeds, and how we can battle cardiovascular complications under the uremic environment. We are looking for a person who could assist us with completion of experimental studies related to ex vivo assessment of microvascular function and structure under influence of pharmacological compounds with focus on endothelium.

Your mission

As a research assistant you will be working closely with the principal investigator and your main duties will be related to:

  • Coordination and preparation of preclinical research project related to isolation of resistance artery.
  • Performing experimental studies related to vascular function and structure using wire-myography techniques.
  • Preparation of experimental data collection and assessment using the available software.
  • Compilation of data: data analysis and visualization of data, documentation of the research process; report writing.

Your profile

We are looking for a research assistant who have a master´s degree in life science. The applicant needs to have experience of working in the area that is relevant to our research studies related to vascular reactivity experiments using resistance vessels and wire myography techniques.

It is meritorious that you have: 

  • experimental expertise and training at laboratory environment in the field of cardiorenal medicine
  • theoretical and practical knowledge for ex-vivo and in vivo techniques to assess vascular function and measurements of biomarker
  • published work in the relevant field
  • excellent communication skills in spoken and written English.

Previous experience is also avantageous of working hands-on with experimental methods (ELISA, IHC, IF, EndoPat) and associated statistical analyses related to cardiorenal research.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Flemingsberg

Division of Renal Medicine



Welcome to apply at the latest June 24 th 2024. 

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

For permanent employment, Karolinska Institutet applies a 6-month probationary period.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2399/2024
  • Karolina Kublickiene, 08-58583859
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
Published 10.Jun.2024
Last application date 24.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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